Patrick Allies

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Patrick Allies

Patrick is a conductor and musicologist based in London. He began his musical education as a chorister at the Temple Church, and sang in Gloucester Cathedral Choir before taking up a choral scholarship to study music at King’s College London. Patrick went on to postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge where he was a member of Jesus College Choir.

In his role as artistic director of the London-based vocal ensemble Siglo de Oro, Patrick has made five acclaimed recordings with Delphian Records of music from the Renaissance to the present day. Under Patrick’s direction, the group has taken up invitations to perform in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Malta and the USA. Closer to home, Patrick and Siglo de Oro have performed several times at Wigmore Hall.

Patrick is currently musical director of The Ripieno Choir and conductor of Imperial College Chamber Choir. He previously held roles at Morley College, the City Literary Institute and West Sussex Music. Most recently, Patrick has spent a term as acting director of music at King’s College London, conducting the chapel choir. He is currently a member of REMArkable, the professional development scheme of the European Early Music Network.

Alongside his work as a conductor, Patrick is studying for doctorate in music at the University of Oxford, where he has taught at St Peter’s College. Patrick’s research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, involves fifteenth-century choirs and their performance spaces.

Patrick has been the Ripieno Choir’s director of music since April 2023.

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